Drown Memorial Hall
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
3 copies of a signed "subscription fund" are loose in the front -- Many loose memos, letters, etc. about Alumni Fund scattered -- Letter by H.P. Talbot of MIT to Drinker about Drown Memorial Fund contribution of $1500 - Jan 30, 1906.
The collection of photographs is a nostalgic look at fraternity life in the 1950s. Possibly it was composed and presented on the occasion of the retirement of the gentleman to whom the album is dedicated – Willie Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an African American who lived on the premises of the Beta House at least until the mid 1960s employed as general factotum.
A social history of faculty wives’ activities within Lehigh University’s history as an all- male school when socialization for women outside the home was not a common event is reflected in this collection. Gender, social and economic changes occurred to break down the class system in place among the faculty and their wives. The Club changed as women’s economical and career paths took them outside the home and beyond their faculty husbands’ own career.